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NY State Senate CIO Talks Gov 2.0 Innovations @ Gov 2.0 Expo Preview

The New York State Senate chief information officer Andrew Hoppin talks with Focus Washington TechView on what Gov 2.0 means to him. Hoppin walks us through the re-launch of his organization’s website using an open source software platform so citizens can participate in the policy making process without the need to travel to their offices. Hoppin will be speaking at the Gov 2.0 Expo, and you can learn more about this event at http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]

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City of San Francisco CIO Talks Technology Innovations @ Gov 2.0 Expo Preview

Opening access to information could bring significant benefits to citizens services. Focus Washington TechView spoke with the city of San Francisco chief information officer Chris Vein who explains us how his city is developing innovations solutions to achieve open government-related applications, such as crime mapping. As an example, Vein walks us through the concept of how two developer mothers created a listing of services for activities with their children, such as best parks to go with their kids, best schools, best services for their kids, etc. It is a mommy application that shows that the opened information can make real changes in the lives of its citizens. And the city is now working with other cities to further this vision. For more information about the Gov 2.0 Expo, visit http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]